Wednesday, 1 September 2010

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 65


Not a lot, and clearly I need more coffee - the photo seems very shakey! I just tidied (but not cleaned of course - witness the basket of stamps at the side - now featuring two tidy trays! Yes Wipso and Twiglet...you come on over and clean to your heart's content. I'll make coffee, tea, gin slings, you name it!
The stripey tape you can just see is stuck to the non-cutting side of my Cuttlebug B plate. I needed a slight shim and this is the perfect answer. This cheerful tape also features, as a lot of you noticed, around my Copic pens. Two reasons for that - in a workshop environment they're easily identifiable as mine (although I do share!) and more cunningly, the tape is stuck at the end with the brush nib - my most commonly used. I know there's a built in way to tell the nibs apart when lidded - but oh boy - it's pretty subtle!
Here's a pic of the left end of my desk too, just in case you're interested! My coloured scraps box, and thankfully, a nearly finished packet of Johnson's Baby Wipes. Next time they're on offer; even if it's buy one get 20 free, will you please remind me that I loathe the smell. And that I don't really use them often enough to need to buy in bulk! The Spanish postcard you can see is one of three....I don't know where they're destined to end up - someone's mailbox or a mini album or a regular LO...but probably you ought to get used to them - they'll be shuffled around my desk till I do use them!!

So come on then - show us your desk and what you're doing today....or yesterday...or tomorrow...I'm absolutely hopeless at this time line thing! Upload a pic to your blog, link it here using Mr Linky and a few of us will pop round for a visit over the next few days. Easy. No strings, no membership - drop in and out as you please.....one teeny request though - no blatant advertising, huh!



89 comments:

Wipso said...

Twiglet is off gardening today so it will be just me cleaning your stamps today :-)
A x

kath said...

thank goodness you managed to drag yourself back from Spain Julia to show us your creative worky space....big hugs kath xxx

Serendipity (Christine) said...

How funny, I made the same mistake with the baby wipes too - strictly unperfumed from now on! Love the Spanish postcards and look forward to seeing them again :-)

Helen said...

What a busy desk today! I have linked Hels too as she asked, have been hitting refresh for ages!! Great idea for marking your pens. Will be off to check some desks when I can.

Cath Wilson said...

Wow! I'm impressed, Julia - so tidy. Is that cos you went to Spain? Lucky you - I believe it's been gorgeous everywhere else in Europe but the UK! Hard work by the pool, I'm sure, lol. Happy WOYWW!

Tracy Evans said...

Love that stripey tape Julia, and your wooden shapes cut by Mr. Dunnit. I would use that postcard from Spain in a journal, it would make a fantastic journal page. Have a great day Julia, Tracy x

Darcy said...

oo I like that stripey tape. OH and I had a heated debate over how to tell our ipods apart. We decided to get covers but then of course he wanted the one i had. Maybe i should have just used stripey tape lol

Doone said...

heee heee - I love customised goods - I nick Nialls electrical tape (yellow green stripes)to mark up my possessions - it's fab for screaming 'that's mine' when I turn into a 2 year old - 'I don't want to share anymore now give it back mode'...

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Now I know why you were so late getting here today. You cleaned up your desk and made it really tidy before you took the photo (grin). I really laughed at the postcard getting shuffled around. That means I'll have to watch for it (or more than one) in the weeks ahead. Happy WOYWW.

Joanne said...

I woke this morning to the sound of the 7.40am plane taking off from Blackpool airport heading for Spain - the airport is 15 miles away but that plane is noisy!! I wore my sunglasses to peep at your desk this morning, those stripes are really vibrant.
Luv Joanne xx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Thanks for bringing the Sunshine back from Spain...... and I'm a strictly Tesco own make baby wipe girl as I love the plastic lid thing on the top to stop them drying out.

Have a great day.........xx

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

I love the stripey tape, good idea to mark the cutting pad too. I keep using the wrong one.

Dawn said...

I see the shapes are comming along and I leave the cleaning well alone although under my new buys my desk is pretty tidy (makes a change)

Love Dawn xx

JoZart said...

So far everyone, including me, has a clear workspace ready to mess up! It sounds a bit hectic at the mo' for you but I'm sure you'll get back to normal creativity soon. Spain just might be one of those few things for which it's OK to put it on hold.
I spy your new friend the yellow monster still lurking... drill a hole in it's handle, as I did, so it can hang and free up valuable desk space!
JoZarty x

downrightcrafty said...

I spy with my little eye are those Marianne creatables snowflakes I see

thanks for the snoop and the pleasure of joining in
Hugs and Happy WOYWW day
Kate xx

Poppit said...

I love that you leave your stamps in a heap to clean on that ever elusive 'tomorrow'! Loving WOYWW and joining in for the first time today :-)

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Ooo wish I could get away to spain, my fav place in the whole world, you lucky thing! So hope you are refreshed and raring to go?
Great desk, love the tape and great idea re the cutting pad. I always get the cheapest baby wipes but I do tend to go for smell rather than brand, lol!

Have a lovely WOYWW day, hugs Heidi xx

secret scrapbooker said...

Would you believe i actually forgot it was wednesday, how bad is that lol.
Hope spain was as fab as it sounded :0)
Kate x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Ah, Spain! we're planning to go next year and i'm already excited! good idea about the tape! although i think i would be tempted to keep my copics at home if i had copics and if ever i was in a workshop!

Sue said...

Hi Julia
pretty tidy desk i have some naff wipes they leave fluff on all me stamps!! wont even be usuing any more of them will get some new ones!! Have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Twiglet said...

Hehe - I think Wipso stays up all night so she can jump on Mr Linky first!!!!

Susan Allan said...

Hi Julia
It seems you tidied up just for us. I understand about the ends of pens and where would we be without baby wipes.
I aspire to have as tidy a desk as yours one day. Stripey tape, mmm, that's a thought.
Have a great day!
Sue xx

Jennie said...

ooh a tidy desk..almost as tidy as mine..lol.. hoping I haven't advertised too much today:(
btw love the stripey tape great idea especially if you need a shim
Happy woywwing blog hopping!

Nikki said...

Humm looking at your desk it's looking kinda naked ... hey it's brown too lol
hugs Nikki
2 new buttons for yah all too

TinaB said...

Busy busy hun !!! Great Desk xx Happy WOYWW xx

minnie_mac said...

Great idea using the tape on the Copics. I always feel mildly annoyed at having to put on my specs and squint at the pen to find the brush end !

Marilyn

Kate said...

Love that you are determined to use up your wipes despite the whiff.

** Kate **

Ciara said...

Putting tape at the right end of the pens is a genius idea! Loving WOYWW and joining for the very first time today.

Popping my WOYWW cherry!! Tee hee :-)

Ciara
x

Yours Artfully said...

Hey Julia, love that stripey tape, where did it come from? Please share. I've been looking for all sorts of tapes for my journal, that would be perfect. And as for babywipes, I couldn't live without them. Try Morrisons own brand, don't think they pong too bad, they are usually on offer and they do the job a treat!!!

Phree said...

Definately more coffee needed - i've been trying to decide what those intriguing shapes are - the white ones showing in the pot towards the back of your desk - but the piccy is a bit blurry today.

Artyjen said...

I could so easily do Spain today....hey ho! :)
xoxo Sioux

joey said...

Hi Julia

love the angled shot! I so need a holiday away lol Have a good week

Joey.x

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW your desk is very tidy today. Glad life's not in the way for me this week soi managed to play along, Hope all is well with you, Love Hazelxox

Sheena said...

been watching WOYWW & taking part for the first time x

Would love to be somewhere hot today...

Lisa aka Myran said...

A stupid question maybe but what do you use the baby wipes for? :S

Diane said...

Stripey tape....now that's something I don't have in my stash....I wonder what I could use that on?

The Paper Princess said...

Happy WOYWW to you! What caught my eye today (aside from your gun!) was your colored scraps box. That project - putting together a file or something to contain all of my scraps in - has been on my To Do List 4-ever! Mine continue to run wild for the cats to eat, for me to find 2 weeks after I need them, and all that jazz!

Have a wonderful week! Happy Sept to you!

Ramona :-)

Linda Elbourne said...

I am a Huggies girl myself and Spain ... like abroad Spain ... for a weekend ... that's posh that is :0)

Lothian Crafts said...

Love the tape on your plate that's a good idea to give that bit of a shim to it. Your postcard looks great.
Cheers Elaine

Jane said...

Pampers for me!
I want to go to Spain!!!!!!!
x

nerllybird said...

I thought I was being sensible keeping my baby wipes in a plastic box - still in their packet, of course - but after a couple of months they start to smell REALLY revolting so I won't be doing that any more!

Helen said...

This is lovely and tidy - I had a clearout at the weekend, but you wouldn't think so from the state of my desk!
Helen

ikki said...

Your desk looks unrecognizeable - soooo tidy! I like your new look B plates, Can I blog that as a tip in the Cupboard? Bet there are lots of Cuttlers (including me) that lose them! Also a good idea if your plates are very cut up! ikki

Maggie's Crafts said...

I'm so happy it's not only me who loathes the smell of those wipes! Only unscented from now on!
Happy crafting. :)

kelli said...

no advertising?? hehe just kidding! Cute coffee mug you have there :)

Tertia said...

Its Spring here where I live. So finally Winter is over, maybe now my desk will be cleaned - nah, maybe not!

Spyder said...

I do tend to buy the baby wipes when it's BOGOF, for some reason there's suddenly a must have them need. They were brilliant at getting my clown make up off, but I haven't had that on for quite some time now.. Your desk looks very productive as usual. Didn't have time to link this morning as I'm dog sitting. My legs are shorter, or it could be that the desk here is higher, but for sure, my arms are longer... I can see at the end of this two weeks, I'll look a lot like MR Tickle!
Have a crafty day.
(Lyn)

nicandalfie said...

lol i hate the smell of those wipes too!! huggies pure have no sent and are really tough i use them for my little boy AND in my craft endevours to which at the moment there is not many! desk is looking smart!

Stressed Stamper said...

Not only do you rub it in that you went to Spain for the weekend - you know show us a postcard!...Fab desk and posting hun as always!

Jan said...

Nice, tidy work desk! I'd love to visit Spain sometime!!

Sarah said...

Nice use of the stripy tape. Terrible too how awful unperfumed baby wipes can smell, I use some cheap ones I get from Home Bargains that have a hint of a smell but a bearable one. And since I found two unopened packets while I was tidying I don't need to buy any for a while

Theresa said...

Hi Julia! Looking very organized today! Thanks for hosting and enjoy your WOYWW:)

Nicks said...

Hi Julia, sorry I have been AWOL for a few weeks, too much going on to craft to the desk has just become more of a dumping ground, but I will BBS to play WOYWW

However, thank you for hopping over to my blog regardless and sponsoring me on my latest exploit, very much appreciated xxx

Sarpreet said...

hi guys - sorry i deleted my WOYWW - i didnt think the linky thing had worked - please delete my mr linky - thanks

Sarpreet said...

Tidy desk this week and organised - you can actually see the desk!

Elliephant said...

tidy desk and love the striped tape, very festive!

Jingle said...

Oh, your desk looks lovely, indeed! That Spanish postcard looks so neat! That will surely bring a smile!

butlersabroad said...

Ooh a weekend in Spain... and what did she just say about no blatant advertising!!!!!???? Hee, hee, caught you out on that one, lol! Love the stripes, they match your blog background, and a clean desk! I guess the impossible isn't so impossible after all!

Hugs
Brenda

Cheryl said...

oh at least you have brought the sun back from sunny spain,hun your desk is looking tidy this week,I always use baby wipes,all the time especially for my stamps,and my mucky fingers,hehe love the stripes on your desk hugs cheryl xxxxxx

Lou and Mel said...

Happy WOYWW!
Great desk today - very productive! Mine is just tidy this week - nothing much on it at all!

Rachel said...

You tidied! I feel betrayed! But also jealous. I think you should use the tape to create a fun background for something. It looks awesome.

have a good one

Carola Bartz said...

I like that cheerful tape! Good idea to put that around your pens.

Caro said...

Fab desk this week. I had to laugh about the Johnson baby wipes..that smell makes me sick too! My DH bought loads when our boy was tiny so I used to make him change the nappies as I found the smell of the wipes worse than the smell of the nappies! Johnson do a fragrance free version which are also often on offer - much better!

Bettythebaglady said...

Hiya folks-especially Julia-engine idling but a little bit of fuel in the tank. Off to Manchester at the weekend so might see you there. Hugs BettyXXX

Jane said...

Hi Julia
If I am sitting at my desk then that is the view when I look right...but when there is something good on the tv I tend to hang out of the cupboard on my seat!lol
x

voodoo vixen said...

Your desk looks awfully tidy-ish Julia... but your ATG gun is upside down! Don't you find it awkward to pick up from that angle? I made a little chipboard stand for mine and now its easy peasy to pick up and use!!

Karla Anderson said...

This is my first WOYWW, I feel better knowing others are just as messy as I am...lol.

Alisonw30 said...

No more baby wipes, but it was you I got the tip from! I've just installed a pack in my craft room. Actually, I'm not really using them that much, can't get into the habit and can't help thinking they are terribly wasteful and I should just use a damp cloth instead??

Like the Spanish postcard x

Piddawinkle said...

hiya Julia, is it really weds again, had to go back to work this week, boo hoo. But then really enjoyed crafting last night, so you win some you lose some, love the shim idea, very clever if I say so myself :)

Morti said...

Now, I generally use the cheapest baby wipes I can find, without compromising on quality..... LOL I'm a bit late to the party this week, but hey, at least it's still Wednesday!!!!

Cardarian said...

Hiya Julia!

I thought I commented when I posted - ha, ha still a bit confused - my first day at work after holidays! Grrrrr!!!
Shim idea - clever that! I would love to come and clean those stamps! I just can't stand a dirty stamp - mine are all sparkling - ha, ha especially this week as I haven't been doing anything!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh, a weekend in Spain sounds lovely ... don't fancy the legal stuff but I do fancy one of those Granizados - send one over please!
Like your tidy desk ... it won't last Ha Ha!

Ali H said...

Hi there - was so disappointed not to find a link first thing - then I thought why would Julia want to be getting up at the crack of dawn just to set up links for us !! Thanks for hosting us all !
Glad I made it here at last after a day on the road !
Lucky you on the trip to Spain - not going until October but at least I can now say that it's only next month now ! Ali x

Tracey said...

Oops, sorry Julia forgot to leave a comment earlier, and sorry about advertising Tesco, any other supermarket will do, lol. Have sat in the garden drinking larger all afternoon and now OH is snoring in the chair so have nicked DD's laptop, but dont like the keyboard so sorry for any spelling mistakes

Diana said...

Hi Julia. I'm back after a hiatus. I got totally swamped by life but I'm slowly emerging. I know it's late in the day but I had to join in today because my workspace is such a complete mess and I wanted to share it with someone and noone else would appreciate it but you and your ladies!
I see your numbers have grown even more since I was last here. No surprise--you've got such a great thing going here. Cheers.

Traceyr said...

Ingenious idea with the stripy tape. I've played along again this week. :)

kelli said...

a stink bug is a yucky flying insect that secretes a stinky liquid when it is disturbed. They came over on the boat from Asia O_o

lisa said...

Hi Julia. I also return after being absent for what seems like an age!! What a beautifully tidy desk. I'm very impressed. Love the stripy tape, that's ingenious. Crafters come up with some great ideas!! You're the 2nd person I've heard this week to say they loathe the smell of baby wipes. Isn't it funny how smells effect different people, I love them!!
Hugs Lisax

peggy gatto said...

I posted something you may want to play with too!!!
Happy WOYWW!

lisa said...

Hi Julia. It's me again. I'm having a bit of a nightmare and didn't get my Mr Linky correct and it won't let me correct it, sorry. The link does work if you click on my blog though, I've tried it. Sorry for being a dunce!!
Hugs Lisax

madebyKarla said...

Hi!
I'm really enjoying WOYWW! I love your idea about having your colored scraps right there. I always have to dig through my box. I've been meaning to buy baby wipes for my stamps for a while (I haven't been stamping very long). Thanks for the tip about the scented ones!

Paula Gale said...

Although I can be a really messy crafter, something I ALWAYS do, is clean the stamp i've been working on immediately. Straight away - with my tesco blue stripe value non perfumes baby wipes. Then use another for my inky fingers, then another one for the desk etc etc... Its loads easier than looking at a basket full then losing the will!!! I'm not that tidy elsewhere tho...

Paula x x x

Nikki said...

I'm glad it made it there safe and that your loving the your bracelet...and perhaps next week Stamp-A-holic or Buried in Stamps and stash lol

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Baby wipes have to be unscented for me too. Your desk looks quite productive! lol

Scrapcollectr said...

Okay, 5 mins to 12 midnight and my post is still able to show a Weds post date! Yay! Your desk looks nice and inviting. I cleared mine a little and that has made all the difference. Lol

Kerry said...

Could have done with Spain last week as the weather was horrible here, but the sun is out now. Yippee.

Lin said...

Great idea of yours with the tape on your non-cutting plate.

That's how to remember to use your coloured scraps, keep them on your desk in a box! Mine are filed. Everything in my life is filed. I am not actually that tidy cos I have ME and tidying up is a killer on the energy, but boy am I a**l. Everything is co-ordinated, colour or alphabet, there is a place for everything, but sadly everything is no longer in it's place. My Daughter cracked up when she spotted that I had my scrap papers filed in alphabetical order. I can't help it, it was drilled into us as children that you look after things you have, cos we didn't have many, lol I do hate cleaning though.

Carmen said...

I tell you what, it's amazing how a 2 second job like taking off a pen lid can wind you up when you take off the wrong end innit? Been using my mammoth collection of Copics a lot this week and had so many AAAARGH moments like that. May nick your idea.

I'm late. Because I thought it was Tuesday yesterday. Sorry :P

Morti said...

Hehehehehehe - never enough EP me dearie! Thanks for the info on the shop - t'was indeed me that asked!